Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cliffs and Buildings on a Channel Coast

1845

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 86 × 111 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35634
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 83

Catalogue entry

There are three studies of cliffs and distant buildings, presumably on a Channel coast. The upper two continue onto folio 82 verso opposite (D35633), while the bottom one is the other way up, apparently with an illegible inscription beside it. See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal views scattered through it.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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